Handbook of Polygraph Testing

Handbook of Polygraph Testing

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The "Handbook of Polygraph Testing" examines the fundamental principles behind lie detector tests, and provides an up-to-date review of their validity. The editor presents current psychological theories, including an explanation of the cognitive processes central to polygraph testing. He describes the various methods of testing, the research in support of each method, and special issues in polygraph research. The Handbook helps readers interpret existing research studies, and learn how to improve the accuracy of polygraph testing and analysis. The dual focus on research and clinical applications makes this text appropriate for a broad range of readers, from polygraph examiners and law enforcement personnel to lawyers, scientists, and graduate students. The Handbook helps establish standards in the field by establishing a set of common terms, concepts, and processes for the people who administer and analyze the tests as well as for the researchers who test the underlying theories. It helps set standards in the field by establishing a set of common terms, concepts and processes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 354 pages
  • 194 x 248 x 22mm | 1,061.4g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124137407
  • 9780124137400

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"Deftly edited by Murray Kleiner, Handbook of Polygraph Testing is a scholarly collection of superbly presented essays by a variety of experts in the field which address the technical and psychological aspects of using polygraph or 'lie detector' testing today...fascinating compendium of studies and commentaries containing thought provoking information--especially for those who must increasingly use or come into contact with polygraph testing with respect to the contemporary governmental and corporate world of personnel screening, the demands of the legal system, and national security concerns." --MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW There has not been that much written about research in the field of polygraph testing so this is a very welcome addition to the field. This book functions very well as an introduction to all aspects of the field as well as pointing to some of the frontiers of current research. - E-Streams The structure of the book is very useful in that it balances very detailed explanations of the different tests and applications of polygraph testing with more theoretical investigations. - E-Streams Overall, this is a very balanced, research-based book giving a wide variety of perspectives. I would recommend it for any library with a legal, criminology or law enforcement user community. Any psychology collection would also benefit from this book. - E-Streams
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 The Comparison Question Test Raskin & Honts Chapter 2 Practical Use of the Concealed Information Test for Criminal Investigation in Japan Nakayama Chapter 3 The Guilty Knowledge Test (GKT) as an Application of Psychophysiology: Future Prospects and Obstacles Ben-Shakar & Elaad Chapter 4 A Critical Review of the Control Questions Test (CQT) Ben-Shakar Chapter 5 Physiological Detection of Deception in Psychological Perspectives Kleiner Chapter 6 The Pretest Interview: A Preliminary Framework Mitchell Chapter 7 The Polygraph in Personnel Screening Krapohl Chapter 8 Post-conviction Sex Offender Testing and the American Polygraph Association Consigli Chapter 9 Countermeasures Honts & Amato Chapter 10 Event-related Potentials in Detection of Deception, Malingering and False Memories Rosenfield Chapter 11 Computer Methods for the Psychophysiological Detection of Deception Kircher & Raskin Chapter 12 Legal Aspects of Polygraph Admissibility in the United States Daniels
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